Outstanding show and outstanding quality. Thank you Charlie and Rob for sharing this. I used to have a tape of this that I played until it quit. What a treat to hear it again with much better fidelity (I don't remember the whistle coming in quite so distinctly on my tape, but it catches your attention here).
They were just smoking this night. Jerry's lead in Bertha is exquisite: Blisteringly fast, yet with Jerry still managing to bend his notes, and just note perfect. Amazing stuff.
The Scarlet-->Fire is a superior version. Actually, most of the songs are way above average -- they were really hot.
Even if you tend to just listen to their early stuff, you want this show.
Apologies for not commenting on the show as a whole, but I have to review this because it was a truly remarkable listening experience that only a select few Dead performances have provided me.
I've been on a pretty big Scarlet>Fire kick, and while I've have heard a ton of awesome new-to-me versions, this particular segue is just unbelievable. It's a masterpiece of jazzy and melodious "noodling" that takes you on a journey through musical heaven like only Jerome John Garcia can provide. Oh yah, and the Fire has some hot jamming too. This beats 11/30/80, 5/11/81, and 8/8/82 for my new favorite S>F of the Brent era.
And...if you aren't bothered too much by my hyperbole, hopefully you will do yourself the favor of checking this out as well :)
this show is another great offering from the most fabulous Charlie Miller give that man a hand, woo hoo thank you
July 15, 2010 Subject:
In Mad-Town listening to a hot Mad-Town show!
Charlie, you have done it again. Wow! This show sounds great. Thank you for sharing a classic show from the Frozen Tundra Tour. I wish Phil was a bit more present in the mix but hey I am not complaining (just a personal preference). I pass the Dane County Coliseum every day on the way to work. It is your classic dome that looks like a giant onion. The Dead always stepped up and performed well in Madison - 73,78,81,83. Check this one out for sure.